Related Site Links
Maryland State Archives has a myriad of primary documents, including searchable transcriptions of
Eastern Shore judicial records.
Virtual Jamestown is a site closely related to
American Origins interest. The site provides biological information on the earliest settlers to Virginia's Tidewater region.
Researchers can get judicial records, labor contracts, maps, first-hand letters and newspapers.
The United States Historical Census
Browser users may search census records to get demographic and economic data on the United States between 1790 to 1960.
There is no information below the county level and no information on the Western Territories prior to statehood.
Common Place is a forum that presents opinions and analysis related to Colonial and early national history and present-day
applications of that history.
C.V. Starr Center for the
Study of the American Experience provides numerous links to a wide number of American history subjects. It is valuable for
its connections to the other sites and for background information.
Dry Drunk: The Culture of Tobacco in the 17th and 18th - Century Europe, hosted by the New York Public Library, has an
interesting site devoted to the early history of tobacco use by Europeans. Given the prevalence of the cash crop in the Chesapeake
region, the site provided valuable information.
The Avalon Project, hosted by Yale Law School, includes a large database of transcribed primary historical texts. While few
have any direct revelance to the American Origins project, they provide valuable background information.
The Papers of George Washington, at the Library of Congress, pertain to a wide range of subjects such as letters, military
records, and diaries. The site is easy to navigate and holds significant letters and images dating from 1741 to 1799. Scans of the
original document may be viewed.
provides a useful calculator to adjust prices for inflation based on the Consumer Price Index between the years 1800 and 2002. Users may
write in a value for an item and see what that value would represent in today's dollars.
Resources for North American and Canadian Studies in Scottish University and Research Libraries is a listing of resources
in Scottish libraries.
From Revolution to
Reconstruction is an interesting site administered by the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. It has links to
letters, journals, and accounts regarding Colonial and Revolutionary America.
Virginia Runaways, hosted by the University of Virginia, is a database of runaway and captured slave advertisements from
Virginia newspapers from the 18th century. The site is searchable by date and features scanned photos of the original advertisement.
The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the
Americas: A Visual Record features images, newpaper clippings, photographs and maps detailing the lives of Slaves and
their voyage to the New World. This site, run by the University of Virginia, is a visual history of Africans in America and features
many images of the original documents.